School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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Sue Crabb

  • Qualifications: DCR (R), PgC (Mammo.), PgC (LTHE), MA
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: James Watson West 2 King Richard 1st Road Portsmouth PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5398
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  • Department: SHSSW
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I joined the Radiography team in October 2007 initially as a part-time hourly paid lecturer/practitioner, becoming a part time lecturer/ clinical lecturer with a focus, as part of the Work-based learning team, of developing the programme of learning and teaching within the Simulated Practice Environment of the university X-ray room; my role is now full time senior lecturer.

My clinical background includes training at Guy’s Hospital London, working at Westminster Hospital before promotion to Senior 1 Radiographer specialising in Neuro-radiography at Hurstwood Park Hospital. I returned to general radiography after having my children, specialising in
Mammography in 1997.

My academic research interest is in optimising students’ learning in Simulated Practice Environments and the role of this learning in maximising students learning opportunities in Clinical Practice Environments.

My clinical interests include maximising the use of new technologies in general radiography, embedding the ethos of reflective practice, the role of preventative screening programmes and underlying issues around health and illness. A continuing interest lies in developments within my specialist area of mammography.

Teaching Responsibilities

I am the level four year lead for both Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiography and am unit co-ordinator for Work- based Learning for Diagnostic Radiographers 1. I am also clinical co-ordinator for BSc Radiography programme. I teach across a range of subjects focusing mainly on radiographic technique within tutorials in the Simulated Practice Environment of the university X-ray room; preparation of level four students for clinical practice; the issues surrounding heath and illness; teaching pertaining to mammography; physiology and anatomy. 


Research profile

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